Sands: the approach of NATO to the Russian Federation was regrettable and would lead to retaliatory steps

SOCHI, October 8. Approximation of the military infrastructure of NATO closer to Russia’s borders is deplorable and will lead to retaliatory steps.

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This was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on a statement by British defense Secretary Michael Fallon about the intention of this country to send troops to Baltic States to deter possible provocations from the Russian Federation.

“Contrived an excuse, which sounded, of an imaginary threat that comes from Russia, is the camouflage which covered the plans for the further expansion of NATO towards our borders,” he said. “This process is not new, it goes for dozens of years,” reminded Sands. “Nothing but regret it cannot provoke,” said the spokesman.

“Of course, any plans on the approximation of the military infrastructure of NATO to Russia lead to retaliatory steps to restore the necessary parity”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.